Playlist: 97 Minutes of Christmas, Vol. 1

John Antonucci
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This Christmas season, the staff of THE 97 will be sharing their favorite holiday songs via our new 97 Minutes of Christmas Playlist series. Each playlist contains 1 hour and 37 minutes of Christmas jams personally curated by the staff writer.

VOLUME 1, Curated by John

Hang some holly, string up those lights and start caroling! Christmas time is officially here, which means it’s now socially acceptable to play all the holiday jams you’ve wanted to hear for the past year. Listen along to some yuletide classics like Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song,” Wham’s “Last Christmas,” and of course, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” mixed with some buried gems (Luther Vandross’s “Every Year, Every Christmas”) and obscure covers of Christmas classics (Celine Dion’s “Blue Christmas” – it’s the background vocals for me). Be merry, be bright and sing loud!

Listen to John’s 97 Minutes of Christmas Playlist

Also available on: Spotify – Tidal

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John is a writer for the magazine, with a great love and affection for music of the 80's/90's. His favorite artists include Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Prince. Born and raised in New York, he has a bachelor's degree in Arts Management from SUNY Purchase, as well as further certifications from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts.